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05242 - Daimler Fleetline CRL6/Park Royal
China Motor Bus
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The model - The second 1/24 scale China Motor Bus 'DMS' was released on 12th December 2005. The available route numbers on the changeable destination blinds are routes 2, 5B, 6A, 10 and 11.

The busthe Daimler DMS was designed and developed for London Transport as the first purpose built one man operated double deck bus. After the trials in London of the Park Royal bodied XA Atlanteans and XF Fleetlines, it was the Daimler Fleetlines that were preferred. Over 2,600 of these vehicles were built, mostly with MCW bodies, but they were subject to many problems in service. The stop-start driving conditions in London made them unreliable and this, combined with driver stress, made the vehicles unpopular. Within 2 years of entering service , London Transport started to sell off these buses, and being still very new, they were in great demand. They soon began to appear all over the UK, in colourful liveries, and many went overseas. China Motor Bus were quick to take advantage of the situation and purchased a total of 207, which were painted into their blue and cream livery.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Best Choose
 Scale  1:24
 Prototype chassis  Daimler Fleetline
 Prototype bodywork  Park Royal
 Prototype length  9.4 metre
 Fleet number  XF187      (Ex DM1164)
 Registration number  DE 6365   (Ex KUC 164P)
 Route number  variable
 Destination  variable
 Quantity  288
 Date released  12th December 2005

 
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